RECENT ARTICLES
  • New High School Track Deemed Unsalvageable

    by Jason Scott December 2016

    The track at Plainville (Conn.) High School will need to be replaced after less than a year of use. The track, which was installed in early spring, has been deemed unsalvageable after a bubbling problem in the track’s synthetic turf material.

  • N.J. Schools File Fraud Suit Against Top Turf Company

    by Jason Scott December 2016

    A class-action lawsuit filed by the Newark, N.J., school system alleges that the country’s leading manufacturer of synthetic turf fields defrauded it and hundreds of other schools and municipalities across the state.

  • Blog: Approvals, Design and Construction of a Rec Field Project

    by John Horn December 2016

    You’ve got approval to do a major field project, now what?

    The joy of receiving approval to do a major project on our campus quickly turned to tribulation when we learned of the necessary procedural steps to deliver this project to students. As much as we wanted to complete design and stick shovels in the ground, getting to that point involves an enormous commitment of time, people and approvals. In previous blog entries, we focused on goals within the project, but this entry will focus on process and steps taken before finally breaking ground, as well as updating you on our current progress towards substantial completion.

  • Lawmakers React to Investigation into Turf Company

    by Emily Attwood December 2016

    An in-depth investigation conducted by New Jersey Advance Media has put FieldTurf, the nation’s leading supplier of synthetic turf, into the hot spot and sparked calls for legal action and further investigation from New Jersey lawmakers. The investigation alleges the company knowingly sold defective turf and attempted to cover up issues related to field failures.

  • Synthetic Turf Groups Adopt New Safety Standard

    by Jason Scott November 2016

    Recently, concerns about the safety of recycled rubber as a material for synthetic turf infill have raised questions about the future of the industry. Despite the fact that there’s been no evidence to suggest the material can be hazardous to athletes, the concerns remain.

  • Poorly Drawn Penalty Box Delays MLS Playoff Game

    by Jason Scott November 2016

    A playoff game between the Montreal Impact and Toronto FC was delayed on Tuesday after officials found an error on the field.

  • Mobile Seating Offers Functional, Economic Benefits

    by Paul Steinbach November 2016

    This article appeared in the November | December issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • City Funds App to Combat Childhood Obesity

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    O’Brien Park in Parker, Colo., has become the test site for a new system of tracking technology designed to encourage a healthier lifestyle in Colorado youth, more than 14% of whom were found to be overweight or obese in a study by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment in 2014. The city of Parker is working in conjunction with Innovation Pavilion and Under Amour to fund the new project called 21st Century Parks.

  • Atlanta Opens Miniature Soccer Pitch in Transit System

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    The MARTA transit system in Atlanta, Ga., has found a unique way to make youth soccer more available to widespread urban residents.

    MARTA has partnered with Soccer in the Streets and Atlanta United to build the world’s first soccer pitch inside the boundaries of a major urban transit system. Located at MARTA’s Five Points station in the heart of downtown Atlanta, the new field will sit right at the hub of Atlanta urban transit, making it convenient and accessible for all Atlanta residents.

  • Moving Toward a More-Sustainable Synthetic Turf

    by Thomas P. Shay October 2016

    This article appeared in the September issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.